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post #11 of 74
WIN!
i hate twitter. but fb is ok in my opinion.
still a step forward tho!
first france gave us bread, then croissants, the statue of liberty, the FAMAS, and now banning FB and twitter on TV!
i <3 france
    
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post #12 of 74
Time to send the World Police back to France.

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post #13 of 74
This is so stupid. I find it funny that a lot of you people are okay with France implementing a law in which you cannot say certain words. Wow the hypocrisy is astounding!!
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Originally Posted by Enfluenza View Post
WIN!
i hate twitter. but fb is ok in my opinion.
still a step forward tho!
first france gave us bread, then croissants, the statue of liberty, the FAMAS, and now banning FB and twitter on TV!
i <3 france
It gave to the world democracy also ,not only food.
   
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post #15 of 74
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It gave to the world democracy also ,not only food.
No. Athens gave the world democracy.
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Forbidden in France, the new Legal in Finland.
 
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post #17 of 74
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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
It gave to the world democracy also ,not only food.
Um,you sure you got that right?Anyways,this is the STUPIDEST thing I have ever heard from a democratic government.Totally unacceptable,and there will be consequences.Bring on the Bastille!
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post #18 of 74
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This is so stupid. I find it funny that a lot of you people are okay with France implementing a law in which you cannot say certain words. Wow the hypocrisy is astounding!!
Overreact much? They are only banning it on TV/Radio due to the advertising context. It is no different from shows not being allowed to show brand names on shirts and drinks in the USA.

They can still advertise about being on a social networking site and what not. They just can't pick a specific one. Its no different than if they made the same people say you can look them up in a phone book instead of saying a specific brand of phone book. Or imagine if the stations said to FedEx them with questions instead of saying to mail them questions.

Listen to nub. Athens was democracy. France was the first to implement a form of universal suffrage.
Edited by Kirmie - 6/7/11 at 2:34pm
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post #19 of 74
I'm French and I didn't even know about it =_=.

Anyways, I don't care honestly. And please guys, stop talking about "no democracy! blahblah". I don't know how is it in the USA but here, it's been a while (many years) since TV medias aren't allowed to mention brands when it could be considered as advertisement (90% of the time), and surprisingly enough our government is still elected by the people, directly at that!
post #20 of 74
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Overreact much? They are only banning it on TV/Radio due to the advertising context. It is no different from shows not being allowed to show brand names on shirts and drinks in the USA.

They can still advertise about being on a social networking site and what not. They just can't pick a specific one. Its no different than if they made the same people say you can look them up in a phone book instead of saying a specific brand of phone book. Or imagine if the stations said to FedEx them with questions instead of saying to mail them questions.
How is it an overreaction? Government shouldn't be banning words period. Why can't the networks decide for themselves what words they can and can't use? It's not deragatory or racist, it's the name of a social networking website. The french government is overstepping their bounds. Last time I checked, France still have a free press, their media is not government controlled. Read the article, France's media have a problem with it, so does the french people.

Bottom line is, the networks should decide not the governments.
Edited by GuilT1 - 6/7/11 at 2:41pm
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